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Devotional Guide

Devotional Guide

Mon: Familiarization

Mon: Familiarization

1 Peter 4.1-11

1 Peter 4.1-11

• Prayerfully, reflectively, read 1 Peter in its

• Prayerfully, reflectively, read 1 Peter in its

entirety (we are doing this each Monday).

entirety (we are doing this each Monday).

• Pick a passage in the book and pray through it for people at Zion.

Tues: Observation • Slowly read 1 Peter 4.1-11 several times. Notice

• Pick a passage in the book and pray through it for people at Zion.

Tues: Observation • Slowly read 1 Peter 4.1-11 several times. Notice

as much as you can about it as time permits;

as much as you can about it as time permits;

nothing is too small or too obvious to write down.

nothing is too small or too obvious to write down.

• Pray this passage for the leaders at Zion.

• Pray this passage for the leaders at Zion.

Wed: Organization

Wed: Organization

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Jot some notes on its structure; how is this

• Jot some notes on its structure; how is this

passage arranged/organized? (look for key

passage arranged/organized? (look for key

transitional terms and changes in subject)

transitional terms and changes in subject)

• Pray through the passage, this time for yourself and those immediately around you.

• Pray through the passage, this time for yourself and those immediately around you.


Thurs: Investigation

Thurs: Investigation

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Write some notes answering the questions:

• Write some notes answering the questions:

4.1-6: How does suffering relate to ceasing

4.1-6: How does suffering relate to ceasing

from sin?

from sin?

4.1-6: How does the Gospel relate to judgment?

4.1-6: How does the Gospel relate to judgment?

• Pray that you and we at Zion would abandon

• Pray that you and we at Zion would abandon

the ways of the nations to live sufferingly for

the ways of the nations to live sufferingly for

the will of God.

the will of God.

Fri: More Investigation

Fri: More Investigation

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Write some notes answering the questions:

• Write some notes answering the questions:

4.7-11: There is a distinct change in tone in this

4.7-11: There is a distinct change in tone in this

last paragraph of this part of the book. How

last paragraph of this part of the book. How

does the message here tie into and wrap up

does the message here tie into and wrap up

1 Peter so far?

1 Peter so far?

4.7-11: Is the instruction to employ gifts an

4.7-11: Is the instruction to employ gifts an

addendum, a change in topic, or integral to the

addendum, a change in topic, or integral to the

message? How does it relate to the message in

message? How does it relate to the message in

1 Peter?

1 Peter?

• Pray that you and Zion would use our gifts to mature the church to the glory of God in Christ.

Sat: Proclamation

• Pray that you and Zion would use our gifts to mature the church to the glory of God in Christ.

Sat: Proclamation

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Read 1 Peter 4.1-11 once.

• Sum up your devotional week by writing a

• Sum up your devotional week by writing a

sentence or two about this passage’s message, as

sentence or two about this passage’s message, as

though you were explaining it to someone.

though you were explaining it to someone.

• Pray through the passage, asking for the Holy Spirit’s help in where and how to obey it.

• Pray through the passage, asking for the Holy Spirit’s help in where and how to obey it.

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